STUDIO CITY ( — Members of the Pasadena Police Department not only stop crimes in progress, but many of them are actively trying to prevent them from happening in the future.

Lt. Tracey Ibarra from the Pasadena Police Department stopped by KCAL9 Monday to talk about the Police Activities League (PAL).  Ibarra also discussed an upcoming charity golf tournament that benefits the PAL.

Here are some of the details for the tournament:

WHAT — 13th Annual PPAA Charity Golf Tournament

WHEN — October 19, 2012

WHERE — Brookside Golf Course:  1133 N. Rosemont Ave. Pasadena, CA 91103

ENTRY INCLUDES — Green and Cart Fee, Goody Bags, Dinner and Award

FORMAT — 4-Person Scramble

CONTACT — Lieutenant Tracey Ibarra (626)744-4517

COST — $135-$155 (with Mulligans)

Pasadena PD says the Police Activities League is a youth crime prevention program that relies on educational, athletic, and other recreational activities to develop and maintain a bond between police officers and youth of the community.

Here are some of the programs offered by the PAL:

GOLF — PAL offers golf to its members year round.  Classes are held at Brookside Golf Course through The First Tee program.  Members are taught the proper techniques of using golf clubs and they are taught golf etiquette as well.  The program is designed to expose members to the sport of golf and to encourage them to eventually pursue golf on the next level.

KARATE — PAL offers karate to its members year round.  The program is designed to teach each student the discipline of martial arts.  In addition, they also attend various competitions against other karate programs.

TUTORING — PAL offers a homework assistance program.  We emphasize academic achievement throughout the school year.  Members are required to utilize the services offered to them in order to maintain the academic goals that are set in the program.

CHEERLEADING — PAL offers cheerleading to its members during the school year.  Members are taught basic cheer leading maneuvers and cheers.  They also perform at some of the different events that PAL participates in.

HORSEBACK RIDING — PAL offers horseback riding to its members during the school year.  Members are taught to properly care for horses and how to ride them in a safe manner.  Classes are held at Hahamonga Park and members ride on the horse trails in the park.  This class is made possible through The Tom Sawyer Camps.

COOKING — The cooking class is one of the most popular programs offered through PAL, and it is offered year round.  It teaches members how to follow recipes, as well as food preparation, the safe & correct use of kitchen utensils, and the actual cooking of food.  This class is held at Blair High School and taught by Mrs. Donetha Wallace, a certified culinary arts instructor and a Pasadena Police Department volunteer.

For more information about the PAL program please visit their website.


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